Not only does wine made from honey exist, it’s called mead and you can get it at Renaissance Faires. It is criminal that it’s not more widely available.
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When the bartender at your local watering hole hears you’re having your first drink, does he make an elaborate oral sex joke out of it and get everyone to yell “Huzzah!” for you when you’re done?
While we’ve been pretending fedoras work on anyone other than the employees of Sterling Cooper Draper Price, Renaissance Faires have been rocking tri-corner pirate hats for years.
Where would you rather go: A Starbucks where snarky baristas will roll their eyes at you, or ye olde Cappuccino Inn?
When the Ren Faire’s Queen of England and King of Spain have a disagreement, they don’t send diplomatic envoys or hold boring debates. They get a bunch of serfs to dress up and chess-battle each other, hilariously.
Watching two jousters ride full tilt at each other on horseback with spears beats the hell out of any Super Bowl in recent memory.
Seriously, can we make this a sport again? If “horse dancing” counts, then this is a shoe-in.
9. Family crests.
This brony crest kicks way more ass than whatever fleur-de-lis shield your family had five generations ago.
10. Personal heralds.
Why did we stop having people announce when we arrived anywhere? Whose idea was that?
Go to one Pub Sing and you’ll get it.
There are ACTUAL BLACKSMITHS.
16. Living rooms.
This is straight-up lounging. The best you can do on a pull out couch is chilling.
Whatever you worship, it’s better to do it here.
Hope you’re a fan, because there are corsets EVERYWHERE.